GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

  • Blockchain’s Evolving Role In The Life Sciences Supply Chain
    Blockchain’s Evolving Role In The Life Sciences Supply Chain

    The primary business case for blockchain in the pharmaceutical industry is its ability to serve as a “ledger of truth” when complex information needs to be shared with business partners across the supply chain, including those unique to life sciences, such as regulators, pharmacy benefit managers, and contract manufacturers.

  • Using The QTA To Align Data-Integrity Expectations
    Using The QTA To Align Data-Integrity Expectations

    Outsourced GMP-regulated activities have clear requirements, including the use of quality-technical agreements (QTAs). The principles described in this article may be applied to both commercial and precommercial stages of the product life cycle and to any relationship with suppliers that provide outsourced GMP-regulated activities.

  • Cleaning, Sanitizing, Sterilizing, Or Wishing It Away: What Are We Doing To Control Bioburden?
    Cleaning, Sanitizing, Sterilizing, Or Wishing It Away: What Are We Doing To Control Bioburden?

    Bioburden is that dirty little topic nobody wants to talk about in mixed company (operations and QA) — a contamination that can get into our products at several entry points. Our fundamental responsibility is to eradicate it, but since it is invisible, we often make believe it doesn’t exist.

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PHARMA OUTSOURCING WHITE PAPERS

Guidelines To Bring Your Biologic To Market: Are You Prepared? Guidelines To Bring Your Biologic To Market: Are You Prepared?

Are you up to the task of bringing a biologic drug to market? Do you have a strategy and plan for moving forward? Here we explore, from a biopharma process development and manufacturing perspective, some of the questions to consider in order to map out a successful pathway and avoid pitfalls along the way.

ICH Q12 Updates: Increasing Predictability And Efficiency Of Post-Approval Changes ICH Q12 Updates: Increasing Predictability And Efficiency Of Post-Approval Changes

Through proper implementation of ICH Q12 tools and enablers, the industry could manage CMC changes effectively under a company’s pharmaceutical quality system with less need for extensive regulatory oversight prior to implementation.

More Efficient Bispecific Antibody Purification With Fewer Steps

A single-step downstream process using protein A chromatography to purify a bispecific antibody (BsAb) in early screening has been successfully developed to replace an existing-three step process.

Bioburden: Address Microbial Contamination In Downstream Bioprocessing

A discussion on the risks related to bioburden downstream processing and ways to mitigate them. Topics covered include improvements in raw material, equipment design, and chromatography resin properties.

What Clinical Teams Should Know About Changing Trial Logistics

When it comes to clinical supplies, the journey is every bit as important as the destination and the price of failure is high. This paper discusses how supply logistics are changing and contains examples of how Fisher Clinical Services is deploying flexible solutions to ensure secure, efficient and cost-effective passage of clinical supplies.

Off-Site Storage Of Biological Specimens And Biologics For Risk Mitigation

Choosing an offsite storage facility means asking the right questions to determine if the storage provider has the appropriate risk mitigation infrastructure in place, beginning with a realistic threat assessment.

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PHARMA OUTSOURCING APP NOTES & CASE STUDIES

Managing Change Control To Comply With FDA And EU Regulations

When properly implemented, change control is a potent force for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of a quality system. Many organisations find change control management to be a major problem because of the extensive documentation it generates, and the difficulty of managing the large number of interrelated elements and departments that are often involved.

The Potential Of Automated Membership Management

Proper management of membership data poses a significant operational challenge for pharmaceutical manufacturers.  Membership data is submitted by wholesaler, distributor and Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) customers in the form of “rosters” that are used by manufacturers to determine eligibility for contract sales when adjudicating chargeback and rebate transactions.  Membership data also serves a second -- and equally critical purpose -- to assist manufacturers in designating customer trade class for use in regulated price reporting and sales and marketing activities.

The first challenge in managing membership data is addressing the overwhelming volume of data received.  Most often, rosters are sent via email to a processing specialist in the contracts and/or chargeback processing area.  A full listing is provided at the inception of the contract, and then updates detailing additions, changes and deletions to the listing are provided on a periodic basis, typically monthly.  The data then has to be aggregated, cleansed and added to the company’s customer master before it can be used to process transactions.  Even if the member has been previously recorded in the customer master, the accuracy of assignment cannot be guaranteed because a change or deletion may have been submitted by a wholesaler, distributor or GPO client for the current reporting period.

More Efficient Bispecific Antibody Purification With Fewer Steps

A single-step downstream process using protein A chromatography to purify a bispecific antibody (BsAb) in early screening has been successfully developed to replace an existing-three step process.

Modern Developments In Isotopic Labelling

The success of a drug candidate to reach the market requires a rigorous investigation into its toxicological profile. Therefore, ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion) studies must be executed at an early stage in the clinical development of the investigational drug. 

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Essentials of Disinfectant Efficacy Testing – Ensuring Microbial Control April 25 - 25, 2019
1pm-2:30pm EDT, Online Training
Duration:  90-Minutes
Price:  $299 - Includes Bonus Handouts!
Preparing eCTD Submissions: A Step-By-Step Guide April 29 - 29, 2019
1pm-2:30pm EST, Online Training
Duration:  90 Minutes
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Implementing a Robust Change Control Program – Key Elements for Process and Documentation Compliance May 6 - 6, 2019
1pm-2:30pm EDT, Online Training
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Price:  $299 - Includes Bonus Handouts!
Critical Thinking In Clinical Research – A Better Way May 7, 2019
11am-12:00pm EDT, Online Training
Duration:  60 minutes
Price:  Free Course - Includes bonus handouts!
Adverse Event Reporting: Avoiding Common Pitfalls May 7 - 7, 2019
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